Friday, January 31, 2014

Don Jose

I have lots of little tid-bits to share with you today!  Quite a few techniques….

My first technique to share with you today starts with this lovely life-size Postcard stamp from Heartfelt Creations.  I used Prisma Color watercolor pencils to color in my image after stamping it with Momento Black stamp pad.  Momento is a great ink to use when stamping if you’ll be coloring in the image because, in this case, the black ink won’t smear.
I color in only where I want a darker color.  Then, I take a paint brush, dipped in water to spread the color over the image.  It’s quite magical to watch because it so simple to do.

I stamped this image three times, coloring in the flowers and leaves only on two of the images.

After cutting out the flowers and leaves one to two times, 
I layered them with foam tape onto the original stamped image.   
I topped the main flower with Liquid Glass from Close to my Heart to make in shiny and pretty!

For the brick, I used the The Robin's Nest, Red Lion Cardstock to dry emboss the brick into the paper.  I tore some of the edges to get the look of a broken down brick wall, inking them with Distress Ink.

I like to use Liquitex Matte Medium to adhere to brick to the Vanilla Glitter Fleur Cardstock.  When using Matte Medium to adhere paper, you need to paint the medium under AND over the paper you are adhering.

These chipboard pieces from Gina’s Designs where painted with gold Distress Paint.

I sponged some Distress Ink to the edges of the Fleur De Lis
chipboard pieces to give it a more metallic-rustic look.

I also played with the Burnished Key Die set from Heartfelt Creations.  After cutting all the pieces out of cardstock, I covered this piece with Distress Crackle Paint.

Once it was dry and the crackles were showing, I sponged Distress Ink on the edges.

I threaded a few keys from the Burnished Key Die through some jump rings 
and hung them from the ‘S’ that’s in my title.

To finish off the page, I added Forest Brown Dew Drops to the centers of the Fleur De Lis chipboard pieces and a few Ocean Dew Drops on the silk flowers to act as water droplets.
It really is all very simple.  You should give one or two of these tips a try in your next project!


The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Wow! I love all of your techniques! And your layout is fabulous! I am going to make some brick too...

Tonya said...

Wowzers! Love all the details in your layout! Also thanks for sharing all the directions on how you created everything. Wonderfully done!!!

Lee Brehon said...

This is very pretty, I love the pop up flower.

Robin Horasanian said...

Very pretty page. There is a lot going on but it all works together very well.

Betsy Skagen said...

Since I have been making daisies all week, your flower caught my eye. Gorgeous and definitely and eye-catcher! -Betsy at

Cely said...

absolutely beautiful! so many great techniques!

Bev said...

beautiful and elegant.. great techniques

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